Animal Weight

How much does a Green ringtail possum weight?

It is hard to guess what a Green ringtail possum weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Green ringtail possum (Pseudochirops archeri) on average weights 1.15 kg (2.53 lbs).

The Green ringtail possum is from the family Pseudocheiridae (genus: Pseudochirops). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 32.5 cm (1′ 1″). Usually, Green ringtail possums have 1 babies per litter.

As a reference: An average human weights in at 62 kg (137 lbs) and reaches an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). Humans spend 280 days (40 weeks) in the womb of their mother and reach around 75 years of age.

The average adult weight of a Green ringtail possum is 1.15 kg (2.53 lbs)

The green ringtail possum (Pseudochirops archeri) is a species of ringtail possum found only in northern Australia. This makes it unique in its genus, all other members of which are found in New Guinea or nearby islands. The green ringtail possum is found in a tiny area of northeastern Queensland, between Paluma and Mount Windsor Tableland.The green ringtail possum gets its name from its fur, which does indeed have a greenish tinge. In reality the fur is olive grey, but it is grizzled with silver, yellow and black hairs, which makes it appear green. It is nocturnal, solitary, and arboreal. It feeds mostly on leaves and is one of the few species that can eat the leaves of the stinger plant (Dendrocnide moroides) which can cause extreme pain with human casualties needing to be hospitalised. It also engages in a practice called coprophagy, where an animal eats its own faeces .

Animals of the same family as a Green ringtail possum

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Animals with the same weight as a Green ringtail possum

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Animals with the same litter size as a Green ringtail possum

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Green ringtail possum: